With no hype machine, no radio play and no record label backing him, singer-songwriter, Gerry Cinnamon has achieved record breaking success and cemented his status as Scotland’s most successful independent artist. Unmatched in his ability to operate outside of the mainstream, Gerry, while choosing to remain unsigned, has become a cult hero and force to be reckoned with.
Self-releasing his debut album Erratic Cinematic, the artist found himself rocketing to the top of the charts, with little more than a social media post; holding off some of the biggest names the industry has to offer. The gold bpi certified record has recently shot back to the top of the UK Album Charts; hitting the Top 20, at number 17, following massive performances at Glastonbury and TRNSMT Festival.
His music crosses generations in a way that only a handful of wordsmiths can – relatable and relevant, indeed a true story teller. Today he releases the brand new, highly anticipated single “Sun Queen”.
Gerry kicked off 2019 with two sold-out Amsterdam shows in the world-famous venues: Paradiso and Melkweg. His upcoming SOLD OUT UK and Eire Arena Tour continues his legacy of selling out shows in minutes; with over 120,000 tickets gone – 95% on day of release.
Gerry was awarded 'Best Live Act' at the Association of Independent Music Awards, after smashing a number of big UK and European festival appearances this summer; co-headlining TRNSMT Festival with Stormzy and packing out Glastonbury Festival’s John Peel Tent – and surrounding area! And now he’s ending his huge year in Australia.
His anthemic tracks, laced with social commentary have captured the imagination of audiences across the UK and beyond. The inimitable live shows are notorious for their wild atmosphere and special sing along moments. Using loop pedal harmonies and pounding kick drums, Gerry makes a habit of whipping the audience into a frenzy with his crowd singing every word – to every song – many before they are even released.
He is more than an artist but a phenomenon, paving the way for the next generation of DIY pioneers.
And the best part is he’s just getting started.